The Environmental Defenders is joining The McHenry County Human Race! When you register to run, half of your registration is donated to us when you pick Environmental Defenders as your charity! And, if you make additional donations or create your very own fundraising page, 100% of those donations go to The Environmental Defenders! And, you can run on your own, join a team or create your own team. So, GET YOUR HERO ON and run for YOUR ENVIRONMENT! (Do you have friends or family who live far away? They can participate, too, as a virtual runner!)
To register, please go to www.mchumanrace.org.
The race will be held at:
McHenry County College
Cut Your Own Christmas Tree
at Pioneer Tree Farm!
Sale begins, Friday, November 24
Open Nov. 24, 25 and 26
Dec. 2 and 3
Dec. 9 and 10
Dec. 16 and 17
$50 any tree (free if volunteering for full day)
Hours: 9AM to 4PM
Pioneer Tree Farm 4614 Pioneer Rd, McHenry IL 60051
(815) 385-8512Call Alice or Bill to volunteer!
The tree sale and bake sale is an annual fundraiser with 10% of tree sale proceeds benefiting The Environmental Defenders.
Green Spot Holiday Hallway Book Sale – Woodstock Square Mall
Friday November 24th through Saturday December 9th
Closed Sundays, bag sale last three days.
Hours are the same as the Green Spot hours, with the exception of the first evening. We will also be open on Monday 11/27 and Monday 12/4.
Green Spot Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 11:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday 11:00am – 3:00pm
MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY!
9AM to NOON
Environmental Defenders’ Property on Dean Street
Volunteers are asked to wear work clothes, gloves, and boots and meet at the Soil & Water Conservation District building at 2222 Dean Street (corner of Dean and Route 14). All necessary equipment, water, and snacks will be provided. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Nancy Schietzelt at 815-356-1710. Come help us make apositive difference in our environment and enjoy some time outdoors!
Live webcast with Al Gore and local screening of documentary film, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, is OCTOBER 26 AT MCHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE. Doors open at 5:15 and webcam begins promptly at 5:45 followed by screening and discussion.
The Environmental Defenders is pleased to announce a second location for Styrofoam collection with the reopening of the site at Algonquin Public Works at 110 Meyer Drive (oepn 24 hours a day). We thank the Village of Algonquin for partnering with us and also Algonquin Township Highway Department for reopening of that site at 3702 Highway 14 in Crystal Lake (open Mon-Fri., 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) We encourage the public to reduce Styrofoam use and to recycle what clean Styrofoam they do have by dropping it off at our two locations or at our monthly recycling drives. Other locations will be opening by end of year. Thank you to U-Haul, Chicago Logistic Service and Dart Company for their partnership in helping to keep Styrofoam out of landfills and out of our environment.
Come celebrate The Fox River at the 10th anniversary It’s Our River Day in Algonquin!